The lapis lazuli gemstone beads are approximately 14mm. The chevron blue beads range from 14mm to 12mm.The Boghdad Cross measures 1.25 in length by 1 in diameter. There are 15 blue chevron beads.
4 lapis lazuli gemstone beads. 10 Bicone Moroccan old silver beads. 2 silver square Niger beads. 2 antique silver round 6mm beads. This is a an antique silver textured belcher Rolo hammered chain 8mm x 8mm links.
The chain is Made of a brass base with an antique silver electroplating and clear coating. Its lead, nickel and cadmium free. The center focal enamel Berber Boghdad cross pendant came from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and was crafted by local artisans. The length of the chain is 25 plus an extension oval antique chain of 3.5.
This can be adjusted up to 28.5 and Down to any size. There is a large old hook clasp closure.This is a unique and special find. Morrocan Boghdad berber Tuareg Crosses.
They derived from the Egyptian Ankh symbol from which would be derived the carteginese symbol of the Goddess Tanit and, finally, the Tuareg Crosses. They are a sex symbol: especially in Agades , Zinder and In Gall crosses is evident the presence of two elements, which can be linked to a stylized depiction of the two sex symbols: the tip, male symbol, and the ring, the symbol of women.
They are said to protect from the evil eye: in the form of several types of crosses and in the decoration of almost all types appears the presence of triangular elements that constitute the representation more stylized of apotropaic eye. Chevron beads are special glass beads; the first specimens of this type were created by glass bead makers in Venice and Murano, Italy. They may also be referred to as rosetta, or star beads.
The term rosetta first appeared in the inventory of the Barovier Glass works in Murano, in 1496, in context with beads as well as with other glass objects. Venetian chevron beads are drawn beads, made from glass canes, which are shaped using specifically constructed star moulds. The first chevron beads were made towards the end of the 15th century, consisting of 7 layers of alternating colours. They usually have 6 facets.
Unlike their later counterparts, they were not always made with the standard 12-point star mould. By the beginning of the 20th century, 4 and 6-layer chevron beads appear on various sample cards. According to records kept at the Societa Veneziana Conterie of Murano, they stopped making chevron canes during the 1950s. Chevron beads are still being made in Venice today, albeit in very small quantities.
In Ancient Rome Lapis lazuli was most highly prized for its strong aphrodisiac properties, while in the Middle Ages people believed that this crystal relieves ones soul from the burden of sin. In antiquity, it was regarded as a holy stone, a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.
For thousands of years, Lapis lazuli has been treasured for its intense blue colour. Lapis Lazuli helps bring awareness of the soul and your spiritual purpose in life.
For the Egyptians it was the great pyramids. For you, its whatever your heart desires. And although we may walk different paths than our ancestors, our destinations are the sameto walk into the light of divine purpose. In the words of philosopher Carl Jung, Who looks outside dreams.
If you are drawn to the cool and soothing colors of this vibrant stone, it could be a sign that you need a fresh start. Climb out of the abyss with Lapis Lazuli crystal properties and bring tranquility and spiritual renewal into your life.The item "Berber Enameled blue Boghdad cross & chevron Beads with lapis Lazuli Rolo necklace" is in sale since Wednesday, January 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "mimi033" and is located in Malden, Massachusetts.
This item can be shipped worldwide.